Young History Detectives

The House of Afros, Capes & Curls Youth Engagement Program

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The Young History Detectives learn Black History, both regional, national, and across the African Diaspora along with historical research methods to better understand US History.

Intersection of 24th and Lake Street looking west. Note the streetcar tracks. Copy date 1953-06-28

Intersection of 24th and Lake Street looking west. Note the streetcar tracks. Copy date 1953-06-28 Courtesy Durham Museum

The goal

The goal of the 2023 YHD Program is to create an interactive walk through history that can be accessed throughout the community and develop: research & documentation skills critical thinking, problem-solving, cultural enrichment, and historical knowledge with our ongoing Spatial Memory Project.During the summer, the main project will be researching and recording history discovered at individual properties on 24th, 16th, and 30th Streets in North Omaha. It's a multi-year project that they started last summer and will continue until we can create a VR experience mapping North Omaha, which is the big picture.This is a multi-year project where we document the history of buildings and spaces on 24th, 30th, and 16th Streets, and learn the history of Omaha, to create a VR exhibition and tour for the community.

The Research

The business and residencial addresses we research in North Omaha will be added to a database of information. The form below is available for participants and anyone assisting in the project.


Summer 2023

Young History Detectives
History Fall Sessions

September 8-29
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UNO | Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

What We Do...

  • Black History

  • Omaha History

  • Research

  • Field trips

  • Mentoring

  • College Prep

  • Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • UNO Campus Tours & Experiences

  • Gaming, Technology, & Art

For the YHD Mentor Program for High School Juniors & Seniors,
contact for more information.

Reserve your spot!

Colorful poster labled Young History Detectives 2023 with an image of cartoon like children

Youth Workbook

YHD Summer 2022 Workbook


Got a question, want to participate or volunteer? Reach out!